Hugo the Hornet en From Hornets To Pelicans: Animal Behavior Experts On New Orleans' New NBA Mascot <p><span style="font-family:monospace">The Hornets have played their last game under that team name. Next season they become the Pelicans. The change is meant to tie the team more closely to New Orleans, but it also means the team has a whole new brand, and a new feel to it.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:monospace">WWNO’s Eve Troeh sat down with two animal experts to take a literal approach to the change from Hornets to Pelicans. Carolyn Atherton is assistant curator of birds at Audubon Zoo. Zach Lemann directs programs at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. </span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:02:31 +0000 Eve Troeh 33811 at Hugo The Hornet's Last Game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hugo, the New Orleans Hornets' iconic mascot, worked his last game Sunday evening. The team will become the Pelicans after Wednesday night's contest in Dallas, which means there isn't much room for a giant teal Hornet anymore.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the end of a long road for Hugo. Designed by Cheryl Henson, the daughter of Muppet creator Jim Henson, Hugo entered the league in 1988, his rookie season coinciding with the inaugural&nbsp;year of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, the team's original home.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 03:34:12 +0000 Jason Saul 33410 at